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TLC's 'Starter Wives'

Network Pulled Plug ...

'Cause Ratings SUCKED

2/20/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TLC's failed reality show "Starter Wives Confidential" -- featuring the exes of 50 Cent, Lamar Odom, DMX, and Funkmaster Flex -- was pulled off the air ONLY because the RATINGS SUCKED ... despite speculations otherwise.

You'll recall, the reality show was cancelled a few days after its Jan. 29 debut. Many believed it was due to a slew of problems plaguing the show -- including 50 Cent's outspoken dislike of his ex's participation.

Even one of the stars, Monica Joseph-Taylor (Flex's ex) was confused by the sudden purge, writing on her blog, "Is it ratings? Is it a change in network direction…or all the outside drama?!"

TMZ obtained a letter -- written from the network to the cast members -- which sets the record straight.

The letter states, "Unfortunately, due to the low ratings, the remaining episodes will not air on TLC, but will be viewable on TLC.com."

It continues, "The decision by TLC isn't personal, although I know it is to you all, and for that we are very sorry.  You ladies gave your all to the show and everyone at TLC is very disappointed that the viewers didn't take this ride with us."

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

421 days ago
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tdr9    

These things happen

421 days ago
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Jackie    

Thank God....Enough with all the stupid crap shows.

421 days ago
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tdr9    

We need more news

421 days ago
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CJ    

Why would anyone be interested in a show like this? To watch black women pull each others weaves out?

421 days ago
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joker316    

They should feel stupid cause honey boo boo gets more ratings then them lol ha...

421 days ago
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just because    

tmz posts this trash but talks trash on kardashians? wow lost respect for reputation

421 days ago
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just because    

TMZ going downhill fast.....time to put Levin in an old folks home

421 days ago
9.

NOT ELMO    

TLC's 'Starter Wives'
Network Pulled Plug ...
'Cause Ratings SUCKED...................LOLZZZ !!!

421 days ago
10.

steak man     

Don't we have enough shows with ho's!!!

421 days ago
11.

pat    

Where has all the originality gone?


What's next? Welfare Wives or Taxi Driver Wives.


Cannot wait for the day that Reality TV will have run its course and will be shujnned and avoided at all costs by the Networks

421 days ago
12.

Fredsicles     

I liked Harvey's ex-wife on the show! She was so funny.

421 days ago
13.

Fat Jesus    

The market for shows about spoiled, gold digging ex wives of famous men is the reason for this show's demise. Not to mention, people are sick of these types of shows and the glorification of the whores on them.

420 days ago
14.

Mr E    

It's because reality TV is littered with skankfests.

420 days ago
15.

Cthrew    

Time to get real jobs ladies, instead of birthing more babies.

420 days ago
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